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      24.08.2014 01:23
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      fantastic palette



      Urban Decay is my favorite make up brand. Anyone that has tried the eyeshadow will know that the product range and staying power is amazing!
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      Out of the naked palettes this has my favorite case.This palette is a taupe colored metal case - it feels sturdy and is easy to keep clean. The product is also a good size for travel which is often not true with this brand.

      Colour selection
      The name gives it away really but what this palette contains is various shades of more natural ie "naked" colours . The colours in this palette are meant to have more undertones. I think the colours in this would suit most skin tones.
      Foxy is a pale yellowed beige with a matte finish. I think this is quite a light/sheer colour which I would use as a highlight but not by itself. The shade is also in the naked one palette.

      Half baked - this is quite a common urban decay shade. nice light golden summer colour with shimmer.
      Booty Call- Again a white beige colour but nicer than foxy because of the frosted finish. It came out new in this palette and I would say it is quite like macs vanilla.

      Chopper- more like a bronze/red gold than a gold gold like half baked is with sparkles through it. This shade is permanent. I love the payoff in this colour.
      Tease- is a non shimmer mauve brown shade. quite boring by itself but is useful as a highlight/contouring. Not the best colour payoff you do need the primer potion if you want this to stay for long.

      Snakebite - is a darker bronze that has a golden shimmer through it. Another shade that has great payoff.

      Suspect is a soft champagne-bronze with a frosted, metallic sheen . This has a good colour payoff. There are several mac shades that are very similar (i will put them here once i have looked them out)

      Pistol- a medium/dark grey-brown shade that has a frosted finish.
      Verve is a very shimmery beige - grey colour. This is nice by itself and also as an eyeliner. This colour is also in other palettes.

      YDK - a deep bronzy colour with a shimmer finish. This has good colour payoff and I would describe it as being a warm colour.
      Busted - a very dark red brown with gold through it. Good payoff and a smooth texture.

      Blackout - very black black. This makes a great colour to underline your eyes with for a very intense look. This is a matte colour.
      This also came with a gloss that is long gone. I cant remember that much about it - not bad not great.

      Overall
      If you are new to urban decay the naked palettes are not what I recommend first. They have so many other palettes out with fantastic colours

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      23.08.2014 16:06
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      healthier than other drinks

      For the most part I try not to buy food or drink on the go I find I don't make the best choices especially concerning sugar content plus I generally try and save money by taking a pack lunch.This drink was picked based on the fact It had the lowest sugar content of the drinks on the shelf (it was a hot day and there was no water left) plus a few of my friends have been raving about it.

      **Packaging **
      These are very convenient for on the go and hold a decent amount. Each product contains 330ml - same as a can of juice but with these the lid can be put back on . I like this because I would rather buy a can but its annoying to carry once open and bottles can be a little too much.
      **Taste**
      I think that this has a nice light coconut taste which is not too strong. I found it more satisfying than other soft drinks I have tried but saying that I don't drink that much soft drinks. I think I might repurchase this is a mixer to go with malibu or perhaps for other Caribbean style cocktail drinks.

      Where to buy and price
      The only place I have seen this is in larger boots stores and it is part of the meal deal range


      **Overall**
      A great tasting product that is refreshing, nice tasting and lower in sugar than other drink choices such as smoothies,energy drinks etc.
      Its a shame its not as widely available as other drinks.

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      • swagbucks.com / Internet Site / 11 Readings / 11 Ratings
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        20.08.2014 12:57
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        • "free vouchers"

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        • "not the highest paying"

        Great rewards site

        Swagbucks is a site that rewards you for doing numerous things like searching the web, watching videos,completing surveys etc.Membership is free.
        **Layout and design/navigation**
        Once you have logged in it takes you to the home page where it will tell you down the left hand side how many points you have earned that day and what your "goal" is. it also has a search bar for google searches and different offers you can click on in order to gain swagbucks .
        Along the top of the webpage they have set things out in easy to find categories
        shop,search,watch,play,answer,discover and rewards. On the far right you can find out information relating to your account.Depending on what you click on there are sub areas
        **Gaining points**
        Here are a few things i do daily.
        Play the free games x5=10 points .
        Daily poll-1 swagbuck
        noso-2 ?
        daily searches - you get awarded different amounts depending what you search .sometimes you win nothing sometimes it can be 50sb!
        Encrave - i have this on in the background and easily get 20-30 swagbucks a day from this.A lot of people say they get a lot more .
        Swag videos - you get 3 points for every 10 of these you *watch*. You dont need to watch the whole video just about 30 seconds worth(or have it on in the background)
        Swagbucks rewards loyalty so every day they set you a goal. Goals are different for every person and depend on how well you have done on previous days.You get a daily goal and also get extra sb for hitting goal for 7 days,14 days,21 days and for the month. These goals get added on to your account the next month in 2 lots - one for the daily goals and one for the weekly goals.
        Each day they set you 2 goals but to get the reward you just need to get to the first one.
        I tend to just go for the basic goal which for me is around 100 a day .Working full time I know that if I make say 500 on my day off im just going to make it harder to reach the goals during the week .

        **Points and rewards**
        They do have quite a large amount of usa gift cards but things they offer the UK include paypal,amazon new look,charity donations .
        A £3 amazon voucher costs 520 swagbucks. I redeemed one of these at the end of July (less than a month ago) received the code and have used it/received the item! And my points are back up at 1,930 (now aiming for paypal)

        **Summary**
        The good- plenty of free ways to earn rewards. Site offers a few different ways to cash out

        The bad- its not the highest paying site for things like radio loyalty,tasks (crowdflower) surveys which is why I haven't went into detail about them.
        You don't get your reward instantly and sometimes they want to verify you

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        17.08.2014 21:54
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        sims in the city

        One of the main reasons I bought this other than the fact that I like the sims is that I was a massive black eyed peas fan.

        **Game basics**
        Platform- multiple platforms including Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo DS. This is not on pc.
        Gameplay - not open like other sims games in this you do have tasks to do and once completed its either start again maybe in a different district or go around pointlessly .I don't think this game will give you as much enjoyment as normal sims. Also because it is on ps2 you don't have the option to add expansion packs to give you extra.
        Value for money - this features the black eyed peas plus has their songs in simish so makes it a nice novelty factor.
        **Game play**
        After picking what kind of sim (urbz) you want to be you then move into an apartment .Once there you decide to go out clubbing but are rejected because you cant do a cool dance move. The black eyed peas help you at this point.You then meet Darius who is the most popular urbz but he is missing parts from his secret machine.He promises that he will give you a special surprise if you find the parts. This involves going round the districts and doing various tasks. These get harder as you get to districts that are your "opposite" so say you pick grunge as your look you have problems speaking to people who wear high fashion. You can change your look once you get to the different district though to make it esier.


        **What I liked**
        Some of the tasks were quite fun.
        You have a bed to sleep in at each area which saves you having to go back to your apartment..
        The game loads quickly.
        This makes a nice change to the normal sims - much better than castaway etc.
        I think the sims look better in this than in the normal sims.
        **Dislikes**
        You only get to change apartment 3 times- the last time being at the end.
        Game play doesn't last as long.
        This can be bought for £10 on amazon

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          17.08.2014 21:52
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          rock out!

          There are quite a few singstar games out now, this one is one of my favourites.

          So the basis behind this is you pick a song from the following list and sing a long to it. This tends to be easier if you already know the song as you tend to have to sing it the same way as the artist does.

          The track list is: -
          • Bloc Party - Banquet
          • Blur - Song 2
          • Bowling for Soup - 1985
          • Coldplay - Speed Of Sound
          • Deep Purple - Smoke on the water
          • Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
          • Gwen Stefani - What Are You Waiting For?
          • Hard Fi - Hard To Beat
          • Hole - Celebrity Skin
          • Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
          • Kasabian - Club Foot
          • Keane - Everybodys Changing
          • Kings of Leon - The Bucket
          • KT Tunstall - Black horse and the Cherry Tree
          • Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
          • Nirvana - Come As You Are
          • Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
          • Queens of the Stone Age - Go With the Flow
          • Razorlight - Somewhere Else
          • Snow Patrol - Run
          • Stereophonics - Dakota
          • The Bravery - An Honest Mistake
          • The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
          • The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
          • The Killers - Somebody Told Me
          • The Offspring - Self-Esteem
          • The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
          • Scorpions - Wind of Change
          • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
          • Thin Lizzy - The Boys are Back In Town
          **What do I think**
          I do think that this is a good selection of tracks though It depends on your music taste. My friend doesn't like this one as she isn't a fan of any of the artists.
          I have most of these so I don't get bored of playing one disk over and over
          Im rather shy when it comes to singing in public but I really like singing so I like having the karaoke experience at home with friends.
          Having such a big selection of games out means theres going to be a song that everyone likes.

          Quite good game and can be picked up from £4.99 from amazon. I paid more as I got mine about 8 years ago but this shows it was good value for me and that it offers good longevity.(Dont worry the neighbours don't have to listen to me sing every night or any thing like that)

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            17.08.2014 21:51
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            good game

            **What it is*
            Singstar is a game series in which singers have to sing along to songs to gain points.The person with the most points is the winner :P You play the game by singing into microphones which are plugged into your ps2 via usb . The bars on the screen tell you if you need to sing higher or lower but normally a good rule of thumb is just sing it the way the artist on the track listing does.

            **Tracklisting**
            Queen - Radio Ga Ga
            Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
            Take That feat. Lulu - Relight My Fire
            Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
            Steps - Deeper Shade of Blue
            Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
            Candi Station - Young Hearts Run Free
            Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
            Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour
            Pussycat Dolls - Don’t Cha
            Leann Rimes - Can’t Fight the Moonlight
            Donner Summer - I Feel Love
            Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up
            The Weather Girls - It’s Raining Men
            Ultra Nate - Free
            Scissor Sisters - Laura
            Kim Wilde - Kids in America
            Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
            Girls Aloud - Biology
            Charlotte Church - Crazy Chick
            **What I thought**
            I think this one is a more general disk with what would have been bigger hits at the time. A lot of these songs I would describe as being typical karaoke songs which I would hear on a night out. This is a series that I enjoy most of and it works out cheaper than a karaoke machine.
            Price wise this can be bought from 58p plus postage on amazon so I think its worth getting.
            I think that this has good game play not just with friends but also to play by yourself as you want to beat your high score or even someone elses high score.
            I think it is clear that this is not an everyday game (unless you want to off course) but more something that makes a good party game when you have friends around.
            Graphics- very average but its not what you play the game for.
            Difficulty- some songs can be hard due to the original singer but thats more down to individuial vocal range rather than a game thing.
            The track selection in this one was more aimed at girls but that doesn't matter I just switch to one of the other disks if I get bored .

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              17.08.2014 21:49
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              fantastic game series

              This was my favourite platform series as a kid. As much as I enjoyed sonic ,mario etc I was probably too young when I first came across them to play them seriously and the crash series was one of the first games I played with friends where we aimed to complete it.

              **Game basics**
              This is open world platform game. It was the fifth crash game to come out and unlike earlier games it isn't exclusive to playstation . You can also get it for the xbox (or more importantly it can therefore be played on the xbox 360).
              Release date-2004
              Graphics- Decent enough for time.Playing through it there isn't any noticeable lagging or anywhere the game freezes or where there is a long loading time.
              Value for money- the used price on amazon is quite cheap at £3
              **Storyline**
              In this instalment Crash Bandicoot and Doctor Neo Cortex are forced to work together to stop the evil twins from destroying the wumpa island. This appealed to me with the twins being evil mutant parrots.Being someone who has grown up with pet birds It felt believable that the bad "guys" could be avian :P

              Character wise - Whilst this does have a few new characters and sometimes when this is done you kind of think Oh no ... it still clearly has the most important characters from the previous games as well as the new characters bringing an unexpected element to the game . I don't think it would have been as good if they just had cortex doing something bad again with crash saving the day.
              New stuff- Being able to choose between the characters.crash,cortex or Nina cortex
              I liked being able to use cortex as a weapon to beat the bad guys.

              controls- this is similar to other crash bandicoot games but if you haven't played any then I would say that it is easy to pick them up.
              This is not two player. I don't think this is a problem just take shots about or play until the character dies... saying that you always have the one friend who can play for hours without losing a life until it gets really hard then you die within 2 minutes on your go...

              I would recommend this if you have played any of the other games in the series, I would say it is easier than the original but just as fun plus I think with it being on xbox there's a chance people will have an xbox 360 to play it on

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                17.08.2014 21:44
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                possibly the worst game ever

                I don't often buy games that are based on a tv series or books as normally I find them to be very disappointing. However at the time this came out I had a lot of fun with other skateboard/snowboard sports style games so thought how different will this be other than the fact the characters and skating locations are the same as the simpsons.


                **Any likes**
                I suppose any game you play will have at least one thing you like. In this I liked the concept of being able to play with well known characters plus I thought that this was a nice touch that they got the cast members in the simpsons to record the vocals in the game.
                Possibly could be used as a coaster.
                **What I didn't like**
                Graphics- quite chunky , slowed things down. It looks quite realistic as being Springfield but it looks like when they designed it they just stuck skate ramps etc in haphazardly without thinking about the actual game play.
                Game play - As I said I had played a few other games so was expecting that this would offer more in the way of skate boarding "tricks". The game claims that the 8 characters you can choose from has over 40 moves but they are not very good.
                All you do in the game is try and rack up points before the timer runs out. These points don't get you any bonus material or unlock anything. I suppose you might want to beat a previous high score but I think that this would get really boring quickly.
                The characters dont seem to perform any sort of moves well, even if you do max out their stats they struggle with even the basic skate board moves.
                Considering how many characters the simpsons has I feel they could have offered more character choices.

                **Price and where to buy**
                I don't recommend this but it can be purchased new from amazon for £18 which is very high for a game that came out 12 years ago. Can be bought second hand a lot cheaper. I would say that there are a few better simpsons games out there such as hit and run (not that thats great)

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                • Barry M Lip Paint / Make Up / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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                  16.08.2014 22:32
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                  Whats wrong with your lips?

                  I was quite happy just sticking to my mac but through my time on youtube I gained some American friends that always wanted this product when ever we decided to do a swap,specifically the 101 marshmallow shade as it is supposed to be a slightly lighter version of the mac shade "myth"

                  My review is pretty much my impressions of the one shade but I will mention selection etc.

                  **First impressions**
                  Lipsticks pretty much all come in the same packaging, I think the barry m looks a little like the black label nxy though.

                  I almost thought about adding a picture to this review so it could be seen just how bad this product is on. This product might look good on someone but I cant think who. The colour is very unflattering . It is an extremely chalky formula which is drying as well. The only good thing i can think off is that the product is not that long lasting.
                  The product does not apply on that smoothly.

                  **The range**
                  I would class Barry M as being at the more expensive side of chemist brands.Its more expensive than collection 2000,Natural collection etc but not as expensive as benefit,mac etc.

                  From what i can see online the collection contains about 21 different shades - a lot seem to be pink/mauve colours with the odd bold colour (they seem to have one deep red ). i cant comment on other shades in the range as i have just tried the one - that was enough for me and has put me off trying the rest.

                  **Price and where to buy**
                  This is widely available from most places that stock barry m.
                  On Amazon this costs £4.25.


                  **DO i recommend?**
                  Based on my experience of the one shade no as it was really drying and chalky

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                • MAC Lipstick / Make Up / 8 Readings / 7 Ratings
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                  15.08.2014 17:29
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                  the best lipstick ever!

                  Mac is probably my first choice when it come to lipstick. They are more expensive than most other brands i have tried over the years but I think that they are worth it .

                  Mac is quite a well know mainly department store brand which also has a couple of mac stores.

                  **The range**
                  In the range they offer a few different types of lipstick-mainly matte,glaze,lustre and amp(amplified). Each type has a good range of colours.
                  They also bring out limited edition ones quite often. Past collections have included liberty of london,beach collection,hello kitty , disney villians . The difference with these being that instead of the black packaging you normally get the packaging on collections is normally themed- so like the beach collection was orange with seashells. Within collections they still normally bring out lipsticks with different finishes but not always a big colour selection.
                  I dont have a finish i like more than any other. If i had to pick a least favorite it would be glaze just because it is not that noticeable compared to the other colours/finishes and I think the idea of lipstick for me anyway is for it to be quite bold/noticeable (like lime crime)
                  The colour selection is great. I do think I have a habit of sticking to the same sort of colours though so I have about every pink shade on the colour wheel.
                  The lipstick itself stays on quite a long time and I don't notice a taste or smell- that may sound like a weird comment but I hate the smell and taste of rimmel.

                  Prices are around £15 depending on where you buy. One good thing about mac is if you take back 6 emptys you get a free lipstick- i think i have had a few this way from empty foundation bottles,perfume bottles,depotting my eye shadow

                  Overall I do recommend them. I don't like many cheaper brands (with the exception of barry m 101) and the other brands I like are more expensive so this is the best option for me.

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                • Crash Bandicoot (PS Game) / Archive Game / 0 Readings / 8 Ratings
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                  13.08.2014 23:55
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                  a great classic

                  This is one of the earliest games I can remember getting for the ps1 and quite unusual for a series I like all the games that came out after.

                  **Game basics**
                  Platform -for ps1, this can be played on ps2. It has also been brought out as a downloadable gamefor ps3 or vita.
                  Type of game- This is a platform computer game.
                  Game series- the main series has seven titles with the later ones also been available on other platforms such as game cube and xbox.
                  Gamplay- Single player but a good game to play with friends taking "turns".
                  I think the game play lasts awhile
                  Graphics- Good at the time but not so much now. Its not something I would rate a game that came out in 1996 on. The graphics don't glare . What I mean by that is other games that came out early on such as spyro/rugrats were very bright on the eyes and gave me headaches.
                  Sound- going to say unique. I have to say if I heard the tune for crash or any of the sound affects the character did I would think of the game straight away.
                  Value for money. A lot of these retro games seem to be really expensive now, makes me wish I had kept them in the original cases instead of sticking in plastic wallets.On amazon this costs about £16. I still recommend it over the newer ones as I think that it is a harder game to complete.
                  **Storyline**
                  In the game crash aims to stop Doctor Neo Cortex and his henchman Doctor Nitrus Brio plans for world domination, clean up any pollution that has been created and save his girlfriend.
                  There are 3 islands and the first part of the game is really easy. Thankfully when you get further on you can go back to easier levels and stock up on lives.
                  You gain lives by collecting wumpa fruit which is in boxes.
                  You loose lives when you die by falling into a pit or attacked by the enemy.
                  My favourite thing to collect was the witches mask which if you got 3 of them gave you temporary invulnerability , which was great for just running through a section of the game as quick as the controls would let you.
                  The only downside in this is that you have to play this for quite a while until you can get to a save point.

                  I think this is a fun , classic game to play which if I was to replace my ps2 I would consider getting as a download for the ps3.

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                  13.08.2014 23:53
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                  great game series

                  This was my favourite platform series as a kid. As much as I enjoyed sonic ,mario etc I was probably too young when I first came across them to play them seriously and the crash series was one of the first games I played with friends where we aimed to complete it.

                  **Game basics**
                  This is open world platform game. It was the fifth crash game to come out and unlike earlier games it isn't exclusive to playstation . You can also get it for the xbox (or more importantly it can therefore be played on the xbox 360).
                  Release date-2004
                  Graphics- Decent enough for time.Playing through it there isn't any noticeable lagging or anywhere the game freezes or where there is a long loading time.
                  Value for money- the used price on amazon is quite cheap at £3
                  **Storyline**
                  In this instalment Crash Bandicoot and Doctor Neo Cortex are forced to work together to stop the evil twins from destroying the wumpa island. This appealed to me with the twins being evil mutant parrots.Being someone who has grown up with pet birds It felt believable that the bad "guys" could be avian :P

                  Character wise - Whilst this does have a few new characters and sometimes when this is done you kind of think Oh no ... it still clearly has the most important characters from the previous games as well as the new characters bringing an unexpected element to the game . I don't think it would have been as good if they just had cortex doing something bad again with crash saving the day.
                  New stuff- Being able to choose between the characters.crash,cortex or Nina cortex
                  I liked being able to use cortex as a weapon to beat the bad guys.

                  controls- this is similar to other crash bandicoot games but if you haven't played any then I would say that it is easy to pick them up.
                  This is not two player. I don't think this is a problem just take shots about or play until the character dies... saying that you always have the one friend who can play for hours without losing a life until it gets really hard then you die within 2 minutes on your go...

                  I would recommend this if you have played any of the other games in the series, I would say it is easier than the original but just as fun plus I think with it being on xbox there's a chance people will have an xbox 360 to play it on

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                  hit and run!

                  When I think of games that are based on a series I think of this as being one of the better ones especially when I compare it to other simpsons games such as the skateboarding game.

                  **Game basics**
                  Platform -this is on ps2 and xbox.
                  Price- £29.99 new from amazon. Used from £3. I do think the new price is a bit on the high side. I cant remember paying that much when I bought it years ago!
                  Game play- This is an adventure style video game that is based on the show.
                  Sound- the voices are done by the actual cast members which I think is a nice touch.
                  Difficulty- Not that hard I think this would be suitable for most ages .
                  Players - it says that it is for 1-4 players which makes this a good party game .
                  missions - there are 56 missions with 7 different levels. Not the shortest game but I don't think its enough based on the rrp.
                  Age- for 7 and up
                  Storyline-two aliens Kang and Kodos are filming a reality television series about Springfield. You have to destroy the spaceship and help return Springfield back to normal.
                  **What I liked**
                  The tutorial for this is done very well so even if you had never played a game before you would understand easily. At the same time its not overly long or boring.
                  The controls are easy to use.
                  Gameplay . As I said there are 7 levels and each level has so many missions you have to complete before moving to the next one.7 missions at each level need tobe completed with the 8th being optional. You also can compete in a street race at each level.
                  This uses enough main characters and as it switched characters depending on the mission I didn't get bored of any of them.
                  You get a good selection of different costumes and vehicles in the game.

                  **Would I recommend**
                  If you have an xbox 360 then I would recommend the xbox version. I don't think its as good as others that are similar. I would say it has an element of being like grand theft auto but for a younger audience.

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                  13.08.2014 23:50
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                  little kings story

                  As I have said in other reviews I quite like sim games such as mysims kingdom or animal crossing so when I saw this in a charity shop for £1.50 I decided to give it a go.
                  Another reason I was interested in this is that it says it was developed by key-members of the Harvest Moon, Final Fantasy XII and Dragon Quest VIII teams. These are all games I have played and liked so I figured I would probably like this as well.

                  **Game basics**
                  Platform- this seems to only be on the wii and play station vita
                  Single player- I think this limits how much you will play it
                  Release date - 2009
                  Type of game - siulation,role playing style game
                  Game play - This does have quite a lot of reading in it particularly at the beginning and if you don't read it you are left not knowing what to do. I think this will put some people off the game, Once you get into it there is a lot to do especially after you start to unlock stuff. I think to start with it is a little slow going.
                  Graphics- average graphics, nothing that made me think wow. Again very similar to harvest moon etc
                  Value for money - new this costs about £10 from amazon which I think is a good price.
                  **Storyline**
                  At the beginning you have what is basically a run down shack (castle) and some land . The first thing you have to do is earn some money and the tasks go from there so by the time you have been playing for a while you should have a thriving village.

                  **What did I like**
                  This seems to have a lot of game play in it. I have played this for about 20-25 hours and I still have quite a lot to do.
                  The character you play is the "king" so you get to to tell other characters in the game what to do.
                  Being able to pick your own name at the beginning.
                  Controlling the game - you use both the wii control and the nan chuck in this. They work well for being to see at different angles in the game.
                  Side quests are widely available if you get bored of doing the main tasks.

                  **What I disliked**
                  The save point was on the throne and you had to go there if you wanted to save.
                  Liked/hated- Each assistant had a different job so one you would call if sitting on the throne to save,another to ask for advice.. i liked this in a way but to start with especially it was annoying to remember which character did what.

                  I do recommend this but think younger players would be put off by the reading that is involved.

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                  13.08.2014 23:48
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                  decent game at a mega cheap price

                  I bought this after getting the previous game as a present (trauma centre : second opinion) .

                  **Game basics**
                  Platform-wii
                  Release date-2008
                  Price - £3.40 new from amazon
                  Age- 12 and over
                  This game and the previous game are only out on the wii but compared to many other wii games I would rate this as being quite a difficult game to play. Its not that the tasks don't seem straight forward enough but really what you are doing is being a pretend doctor/surgeon, so for some parts of the game the concentration you need to have in order to do some of the tasks combined with good eye sight and a high level of accuracy..it can be hard and it took ages to do some of the tasks say for example where you have to pick glass out a wound then stitch it up in a time frame. My eye sights not that great anyway so the first few attempts were spent more learning where the glass was.
                  A lot of this is very similar to the first game other than the fact they have added in a 2 player element.
                  **What I liked**
                  The addition of the two player mode.
                  All though a lot of this is the same or similar there is enough new challenges in the game that you feel you are getting your moneys worth.
                  This is quite difficult which I think is more unusual for a wii games as they tend to be more party or fun easy going games, or at least the ones I buy are.
                  Its a nice change where the theme of a game is to save lives rather than kill 10 guys and rob a helicopter type of game.


                  Overall I do think that its a fun game at a cheap price. I think that your eyesight would have to be good to play this along with steady hands. Its marked as for over 12s but I don't see why younger players couldn't enjoy it.. okay so theres blood and all that but much less than the likes of grand theft auto and lets be honest many under 18s play that :P
                  Once you have completed this I don't think you would play through again unless you decided to do so on a different difficulty setting. At the price it costs I don't think this matters that much

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